Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University | Tue 1 December 2015

Contact: Janet Cullinan Email:

PERU is pleased to host the latest Academy for Justice Commissioning seminar featuring:

Stephen Morris

Head of Evaluation & Insight, Public Service Transformation Network

This free seminar will explore the main approaches taken in the UK to understanding and describing the impact of interventions and programmes.

Stephen will commence with a review of study designs adopting a counterfactual approach – particularly Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs).  He will also discuss some of the limitations of these approaches and highlight when and where they are most effectively deployed.

Finally, Stephen will review theory-based approaches as alternatives, including realist methods, and also suggest circumstances where these methods may be preferable.